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at arlington national s cemetery. >>> israeli forces have fired warning shots into syria after a stray shell from fighting between syrian troops and rebels fell on an israeli army post in the golden heights. >>> 70% of central venice is under water because of heavy rain. high tide there has reached its sixth highest level since recordkeeping began 150 years ago. >>> the now faded blue dress worn by judy garland in "the wizard of oz" has sold for $480,000 at auction. >>> a british woman is divorcing her husband after he refused to recreate scenes from the best-selling erotic novel "fifty shades of grey." in legal papers, she cites his "boring attitude towards sex" as evidence of unreasonable behavior, which is one of five grnds for divorce in the united kingdom. >>> the "l.a. times" reports that prescription drug overdoses now outnumber deaths caused by heroin and cocaine combined. according to the cdc, nearly three out of four prescription overdoses are caused by narcotic based painkillers, and led to over 15,000 deaths each year. drugs such as oxycontin are among the most commonly prescribe
an assessment of what possible intervention in syria might require. as syrian forces battle opposition groups the pentagon says a u.s. military group to seize their stockpile of weapons would require upwards of 75,000 troops. the times reports that senior american officials are concerned that the militant group hezbollah has set up training camps near some of the chemical weapons depots. >>> four people were killed in texas when a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans. this is just terrible. the accident happened at a railroad crossing in mid land, texas, as the float tried to get around the safety gates and lights. the float was made from a flatbed trailer with a chair for each veteran. in addition to the four deaths, 17 people were injured. mid land's mayor reacted to the accident. >> this may be one of the most tragic events we've had in our town and it's a sad day. i shook their hands and saw them personally, met their wives. truly was an honor to be in their presence. these guys are true american heroes. >> that's for sure. secretary of defense leon panetta
business courtesy of david cameron. he was interviewed today on the border of jordan and syria. he said we must do more now. >> one of the first things i want to talk to barack about is doing more to try to solve this crisis. to putants the nation's more pressure on the assad regime and aid the rebels. >> that is all for us at 5:00. >> president obama is ready to give back to work but will a divided congress stand with him? >> 3 casino operators and react to expand gambling and they are offering something people want or need. >> the bill legalizing same-sex marriage passed last night. more on what that means now. >> you are watching wbal tv 11, alive, local, late breaking, this is 11 news at 6:00 p.m. >> are big story at 6:00, with the election behind us, it is back to work for lawmakers and the agenda is packed. democrats strengthen their hold on the senate but failed to recapture the majority in the house. it is one of the main hurdles of president obama. >> meanwhile, from same-sex marriage, all of the referendums on the ballot were passed. we have team coverage tonight. kim has reactio
, puts them at the head. and lastly, syria, couldn't be a better day for bashar al assad. takes all the attention officer ya. no one is looking at the murderous campaign of assad against his own people. >> andrea mitchell, the diplomacy for president obama about to start a second term with all of the problems in the middle east. he's in bangkok this morning. he talked about his support for israel. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. so we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes. and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. and we will continue to support israel's right to defend itself. >> so let's talk about how the president is working this right now, andrea. >> well, working this by trying to persuade the president of egypt to please pull back and pressure hamas for a cease-fire. that is where the action is. the arab spring is what changed all of this. all of the elements that tom just addressed were, you know, completely transformed by the f
and wounding dozens of others. meantime this morning in syria, gunmen assassinate the the brother of the parliament speaker in damascus. this as the government shutters the office of hamas breaking with the militant group it once backed against israel. >>> officials from american airlines and u.s. airways are reportedly meeting today to discuss the benefits and downsides of a possible merger. both airlines announced last week that they had signed a non-disclosure agreement and would exchange confidential information while they evaluate a potential combination. american's parent company filed for bankruptcy protection nearly one year ago. >>> "x" factor judge britney spears is becoming a woman of letters. the pop star is currently in talks with the publishers to write her first solo novel. the hollywood reporter says the work of fiction would probably incorporate elements of spears' real life. spears has already one fiction and one nonfiction book to her credit, both co-written with her mother. it's now four minutes after the hour. you're up to date. let's go back outside with al w
landing in the israel-controlled golan heights. this as cross-border bombings between turkey and syria threaten to draw the region into the ongoing syrian crisis. meantime this morning, israeli air strikes struck the gaza strip as retaliation for rocket attacks from the hamas-controlled area. >>> police say the deaths of five family members in toledo, ohio were the result of a murder-suicide. officials say the apparent intentional carbon monoxide poisoning killed three children, their uncle and their grandmother who were in the midst of a bitter custody dispute. >>> nascar superstar jeff gordon is going to have to pay up for intentionally wrecking rival clint bowyer's car in sunday's race at the phoenix international raceway. gordon was fined $100,000, got docked 25 points and is on probation through the end of this year but avoids a suspension. the scrape-up caused a major fracas between the two drivers' pit crew. >>> an incredible plane crash caught on tape in brazil. take a look at this small plane careened right off the landing strip near the sao paulo airport. the pilot suffered s
. reports this morning say two suicide bombers killed and injured dozens of people in syria. they targeted regime forces. meanwhile, 11,000 refugees have fled, most of them to turkey. they say it's the biggest incident in 20 months of civil war. today is malala day. honoring a 15-year-old who was shot by militants while pressing for girl's education. she is now beginning to walk, talk, and reed which is wonderful news. nearly 90,000 people signed a petition questioning that she receive the noble peace prize. and brace yourself, justin bieber and selena gomez are no longer a super couple. bieber performed at the victoria secret show last week. and he admits to being a little distracted by the models. >> i think we know what doomed the relationship. >> if they can't survive, who can? >>> we're talking about snow this time, not in the northeast, snow in montana. it's the first major storm and it made conditions treacherous. cars and trucks slid off the highways, strong wind and gusts up to 30 miles per hour. we'll start to see that snow push further to the east as we head into this afternoon.
's help to do more to protect the people of syria, put more pressure on the assad regime and assist the rebels. savannah. >> just one in a long to-do list for the president. thanks, michelle. >>> coming up next, big issue in the election, jobs. how to find them no matter what your age. but first this is "today" on nbc. >>> we're back now at 8:44. this morning on "today's money," jobs and the economy. two defining issues with voters during the past campaign. election may be over but not concern over where things are headed and where to find work. jean chatzky is "today's" forecasts editor and author of "money rules" and sharon epperson is cnbc's personal finance correspondent. ladies, good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> the voting is still over, but there's still 7.9% of the american people looking for work. >> in fact a cnbc survey showed just this week that 27% of the public has lost a job or someone in their household has lost a job in the last four years, so this is top of mind for so many people. >> we're going to break this up into different age groups, okay, and w
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